Milford Man Arrested For Area Burglaries

Incident #’s:  51-19-2953 and 51-19-2955                       Reported:  March 18, 2019

Location:  Parson Thorne Apartments, Milford, Kent County, DE and 300 Block of McColley St. Milford, Sussex County, DE

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 03/21/2019 at 1626 hours

On 3/18/2019 at approximately 7:44 a.m., the Milford Police Department Patrol Division responded to Parson Thorne Apartments, Milford, Kent County, DE, for a male subject banging on one of the apartment doors. The reporting person advised that when no one answered the door, the male subject allegedly began to climb up the building to the balcony of the apartment where he allegedly broke the glass on the sliding glass door and entered into the apartment.  When officers arrived on scene, they called the subject out of the apartment, which he complied with officers commands and exited the apartment.  The subject was taken into custody without incident.  The subject was identified as Adam Funkhouser, 20 of Milford, DE.  Investigation revealed that Funkhouser did not have permission to be at the residence and the victim did not know him.  Investigation revealed that due to the officers’ response to the residence, Funkhouser was unable to take any property from the residence.  Funkhouser was transported back to Milford PD and charged with Burglary 2nd Degree and Criminal Mischief Under $1000 USC.

Also on 03/18/2019 at approximately 7:05 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of McColley St. Milford, Sussex County, DE, for a burglary that had just occurred.  Through investigative measures, officers were able to link Funkhouser to this burglary as well.  In this burglary, Funkhouser did allegedly do damage to property at the residence and allegedly stole property from the residence.  Funkhouser was charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief Under $1000 USC, and Theft Under $1500 USC reference to this investigation.

Funkhouser had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court 2 in reference to both cases. He was released on his own recognizance.  No contact orders were put into place between Funkhouser and the victims related to these cases.  Funkhouser was ordered to appear in both Kent County and Sussex County Court of Common Pleas at a later date for preliminary hearings.


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